Deputies Charge Suspect in Serial Rapes

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say they’ve arrested a man in a series of rapes in north Florida.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports that 37-year-old Michael Alan Frye was arrested at his Ocala home about 3 a.m. Thursday.

The Ocala Star Banner reports that the man’s arrest was the result of tips from the public after authorities released a sketch of the suspect’s face and details about his tattoo.

Frye has already been charged in two of the Marion County rapes, and authorities say he’ll likely be charged with two others. The sheriff’s office reports there is also evidence linking him to an attack in Gainesville.

While being taken to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Thursday morning, Frye told a throng of reporters that he didn’t commit the attacks.

Source: Ocala Star-Banner, Associated Press